Operations. Table 52 provides a monthly operating checklist for
swimming pool management. If problems occur, refer to the troubleshooting checklist
provided in Table 53.
Monthly Operating Checklist for Swimming Pools(1)
Clean chemical feeders
Follow manufacturer's recommendations for cleaning
feeders. Alternatively, follow the steps outlined below:
Turn off the feeder.
Remove the foot valve and strainer from the
chemical solution being pumped.
Place the assembly in fresh water and pump for 5
minutes to remove all chemicals.
Place the foot and strainer in a 10 percent solution
of muriatic acid. Turn on the pump. Run at least a pint of
the acid through the unit.
Remove the assembly from the acid solution and
submerge in fresh water to remove all acid from the unit.
Pump fresh water for at least 5 minutes to remove all acid
before returning the unit to its original chemical solution.
Check gas chlorinators
See par. 11.8.3.
Check filter media
For sand filters: check for mud balls, channeling, or
abnormalities; rake sand clean; add or replace sand if
For D.E. filters: check filter septa for tears or holes; repair
For cartridge filters: soak in a cleaner to remove excess
Check safety equipment
Inspect light fixtures, electronic surveillance equipment,
GFIs, and fire extinguishers.
Check integrity of all barriers, doors, locks and latches.
This checklist was created using information from
The Complete Swimming Pool Reference (par. 2.2.38).